Does it bother if a whirlpool refrigerator is delivered laying down. I would really like to know. This does not apply to me. Thank You, Steve
Answer Steve, Yes, transporting a refrigerator laying down, can affect the refrigerator . Basically, laying the refrigerator down, allows the oil in the compressor, and the liquid refrigerant to migrate up and into the system and can create a restriction that causes the refrigerator to not cool.
An old rule of thumb is to leave the refrigerator upright for as long as the refrigerator was laid down, or longer, before you apply power to the machine. This will allow the chemicals and oil to migrate back into the compressor, and reduce the possibility of a restriction.
Refrigerator stopped being cold and foods started thawing out in freezer. I was told the compressor is out and the fan motor is starting to go out. I don't doubt it, the frig is original and the house was built in 1977. Are these parts still available today?
Not sure which fan you are needing but we are not showing either of the fans or compressor as being discontinued at this time. If you click on the part number listed it will show you the availability of the part. The evaporator for your unit is part number 482731, the condenser fan motor is part number 833697 and the compressor part number is W10439638.
Hello, I rebuild my 15 year old Icemaker by installing a new Compressor, Evaporator, and Water Solinoid Valve. In my shop it started up right and produced Ice in an Hour. Once installed in the House it has been very slow or little performance at all. After leaving it for a month it still has Refrigeration Pressure. It will chill the Evaporator but at a slow rate. It has 7 oz of Freon 134a. The evaporator freezes thickest in the middle an indication it has enought refrigerant. Thinking I might of had a short lived compressor I just replaced it again. 3 hrs on a Vacume Pump. Installing the Freon it took an Hour to draw in 7 oz. Slow performance again. Compressor is running its getting warm on top. So my Question; The Compressor came with a diffrent Coil- Overload protector ? device but it didn't come with detailed instructions on what to do with it. I just used my old one off my original Compressor. Its hooked to the 3 Pins on the side of the compressor. My Icemaker only has 2 wires a black and white. Should I be useing the new upgrade with my new Compressor. If so what diffrence should it make, if its running now how would it have reduced performance? Its Single Phaze so it can't run backwards or slower. Thanx....
Answer Richard, based on your post description, The evaporator should have an even frost/ chill pattern on the complete evaporator. Not a, heavy frost in the center, and lighter pattern on the outer edges. There are a couple of possibilities, The evaporator has a floating restriction, due to non condensables, or liquid in the evaporator. The reversing valve or solenoid could be faulty and allowing a minor heat leak, and the system could be " overcharged" creating a pressure flow issue with the refrigerant. It's doubtfull, you have a leak or an issue with the compressor. Thanks and Good Luck
When do you know your oil is low?
Answer Hi Ray. Basically the manufacturer pre determined compressor oil fill level. They (compressors) are all fitted per sealed system freon need size combined with the length and the diameter of the tube size. Under fill and over fill is extremely detrimental. Send us your model # as then we will be able to see what the manufacturer recommends for your particular model #. Thank You.
Are replacement Compressors shipped with Oil? Or do I need to add before start up. I had a replacement Compressor Fail with in a couple hours of start up.
Answer Hello Richard. The compressors W10309988 are sent with oil. Make sure when you install it, a good vacuum is pulled and the pressures hold. If not, you can burn the compressor up. Hope this helps.
What is the HP of the compressor AP4514657
Answer Hello Bill. The compressor W10309988 is 1/3rd HP. Hope this helps.